Is It Permissible To Use Condoms in Islam

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Fatwa ID: 05354


Answered by: Maulana Selim Saldiran




Is it permissible to use condoms in Islam not to control birth but to delay making a baby after 1 delivery?



In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful




Coitus interruptus is permissible in Islam. [1]  This was practiced by the Companions. Jābir (RA) said: We used to practice coitus interruptus during the lifetime of Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) while the Qur’an was being revealed. [2] The same ruling applies to the use of condoms.


However, birth control without a valid reason is makruh tanzihan (lightly disliked). [3]



Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Selim Saldiran

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham




[1] Al-Kāsānī, Badā’i al-Sanā’i, DKI, 2, 334.

[2] Sahih al-Bukhārī, 5208

[3] Ibn ´Ābidīn, Radd al-Muḥtār, Dar al-Fikr, 3/176



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